Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wildflowers & Weeds

We're known in our neighborhood as the 'wildflowers and weeds' house. 
For the first couple of years it was more weeds.  But at the end of the first torrid summer, I hacked the weeds from a swath of baked clay across the front and scattered wildflower seeds.

That fall, it rained.  Once, in November; the first rain in 4 months.  In January, a 3-day ice storm.   

The following spring, wildflowers.

The swath has had ups and downs in the years since, depending on rain.  

This year, we're more wildflowers than weeds.

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chinnb said...

Hooray! Wildflowers replacing weeds! What a great testimony to your perseverance.

Jayne said...

Wow! It looks wonderful in that last photo. Way to go!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! That's fantastic. I'm always amazed at how AMAZED we all are to see flowers, over and over and over -- each season -- and we're still amazed!

TexasDeb said...

We have a swath of wildflowers in the back (only a few patches survive the deer's tendency to nip all the flower heads off out front) and right now I am resting up from the effort of harvesting the seed stalks and clearing the way for successive plants to rise in their places.

It looks a little (LOT) ragged while in process but the finches are pretty happy with the arrangement. They are in there perched on flower stalks several times a day to get their fill of the bounty.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I love wildflowers. Beautiful.

N2 said...

I think it is so Great that you have made a meadow out of that raggedy assed lot. You are a true guardian of the land, Kathleen. Kisses...N2

dianne said...

It looks so beautiful Kathleen, you have made your very own wildflower meadow for all to enjoy. xoxoxo ♡

Me said...

Oh wow, it's gorgeous! That's your front yard??! *swoons* I am so jealous! We just have grass. . . :/

deb said...

I agree with Me,

you are a continual source of inspiration .